The X-Files

Season 5 Episode 16

Mind's Eye

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 1998 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Agents Mulder and Scully investigate a murder that seems to have been committed by a blind woman, but Mulder suspects that her involvement is not what it seems. The agents soon find out that the blind woman some how has the ability to look through the eyes of the killer and get to the crime seen first.moreless

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Blu Mankuma

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Detective Pennock

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Richard Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick

Charles Wesley Gotts

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Henri Lubatti

Henri Lubatti

Dr. Wilkinson

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Scully appears in every episode from this one onwards.

    • Since Marty sees through the eyes of a killer, then the image where she´s seeing herself being transferred is wrong. The killer is looking from above, so it is not possible that the image in her head was from someone who was watching from across.

    • Mulder: She passed on every question except one: did she see the murder?

      Actually she lied in two questions: if she had once seen Paco Ordonez and if she had seen the murder.

    • 16:26 The wires for the explosive packs - Squibs, are visible on the floor.

    • Marty notes the "Woman at the end of the bar with the red hair". If she is blind, how would she know the corresponding words to colors.

      If she has seen through murderers eyes her whole life, she could easily learn it that way.

    • Would Detective Pennock really have missed that sharps fixture if he had turned the bathroom inside out?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (After interrogating Marty)
      Scully: I hope you saw what happened in there.
      Mulder: Even if the gloves do fit you can still acquit.

    • Pennock: (after Marty kills her father) She did this one - trust me.

    • Marty: Not much to look at, is it? At least that's what they tell me. You were at the sentencing, Agent Mulder.
      Mulder: Is it my cologne?
      Marty: No... I just knew you'd be there.

    • Mulder: She passed on every question except one - 'Did she see the murder'.
      Scully: Would you like me to remind you why polygraphs are inadmissible in court?
      Mulder: No... she cracked, Scully. She was lying, I'm sure of it.
      Scully: Well maybe she was, Mulder, but don't make me state the obvious - she didn't see anything.
      Mulder: Not with her eyes . . .
      Scully: Well how else did she see? Bat-vision?

    • Pennock: I think she's got some kind of sixth sense.
      (At the cell)
      Marty: Oh. It's you.
      Pennock: See what I mean?
      Marty: It's not magic. It's your crappy cologne.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Title:
      Referencing Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 1, specifically, "As the mote is to trouble the mind's eye." The line is spoken by Horatio, to Marcellus and Bernardo, after the Ghost departs.